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Laine enjoying new experiences in Winnipeg

Even training camp itself is like nothing he's ever seen before

by Ryan Dittrick @ryandittrick / WinnipegJets.com

WINNIPEG - The comforts of home are almost impossible to replicate - unless you're a gamer like Patrik Laine, in which case they totally are.

The newest Jet is just like any other young adult, spending the bulk of his off nights playing video games after a long day at work.

"I have my Playstation with me so I don't get bored," he said with a laugh. "Every day I'm at the hotel playing it, so it's just like home."

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Camp Notebook - Day 7

News and notes, injury updates & more from the Iceplex

by Mitchell Clinton @MClinton007 / WinnipegJets.com

BACK IN ACTION

Adam Lowry got his first preseason game of the season under his belt last night. The big centre had over 16 minutes of ice time, including 1:37 on the power play and 2:08 shorthanded.

Though he described the game as "scrambly at times," he says improvement over the preseason is key.

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Dano looks to make noise in first Jets training camp

21-year-old came to the Jets in a trade late last season

by Mitchell Clinton @MClinton007 / WinnipegJets.com

WINNIPEG - For the first time in a long time, Marko Dano got to spend his full off season in his home country of Slovakia.

"It was different between those couple years before because they made me come overseas for six weeks," said Dano. "Now I spent the full summer back home which was nice. I had time to focus on things that I want to improve."

The 21-year-old came to the Winnipeg Jets last season in the trade that sent Andrew Ladd to Chicago. In the 21 games Dano played since the trade, he scored four goals and eight points.

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Kulak shines as Flames top Jets

Brandon Tanev leads Jets with four shots and five hits

by Ryan Dittrick @ryandittrick / WinnipegJets.com

HIGHLIGHTS | Flames 3 - Jets 0

HIGHLIGHTS | Flames 3 - Jets 0

Watch all the big plays from the exhibition game between the Jets and Flames at MTS Centre

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WINNIPEG - After four consecutive days of practice and intense off-ice workouts, the Winnipeg Jets took to the ice for the first in the pre-season, giving Assistant Coach Jamie Kompon and the rest of the staff their first look at the new recruits in game action.

And, well…it was a pre-game game, all right - sloppy, for sure, but that was to be expected. The most important thing on this night was the evaluation process, and that will continue to be the priority until the roster is finalized ahead of the regular-season opener, Oct. 13.

Brett Kulak assisted on Freddie Hamilton's first goal of the pre-season, then scored a pair of insurance markers late in the second and third periods to give the Calgary Flames a 3-0 win over the Jets Tuesday at MTS Centre.

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Roslovic makes debut as Jets host Flames

New players old and young excited to play in MTS Centre

by Mitchell Clinton @MClinton007 / WinnipegJets.com

TSN Pre-Game Report

TSN Pre-Game Report

Dennis Beyak & Shane Hnidy tee up tonight's pre-season tilt between the Jets & Flames

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After waiting all summer, hockey fans will fill MTS Centre tonight as the Winnipeg Jets open the preseason against the Calgary Flames, and Jack Roslovic may be more excited than all of them.

"A lot of people say it's going to be pretty much a sold out MTS Centre. That's really exciting," said Roslovic. "Just to be able to play along side some of these guys is a great opportunity."

The 25th overall selection in the 2015 NHL Draft will centre a line with Nic Petan and Joel Armia on the wings. After playing three games in the Young Stars Classic, Roslovic has noticed the pace has picked up in training camp, and expects more of the same tonight.

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Jets begin pre-season schedule tonight vs. Calgary

7:00pm CT - TV: TSN3 Radio: TSN 1290

by Ryan Dittrick @ryandittrick / WinnipegJets.com

Welcome back!

Tonight the Winnipeg Jets open their 2016 pre-season schedule against the Calgary Flames (7:00 pm CT, TSN3).

The Jets are getting their first taste of the exhibition season after four consecutive days of practice at MTS Iceplex. The Flames, meanwhile, opened their seven-game slate with a pair of losses to the Edmonton Oilers in split-squad action yesterday (4-2 at Rogers Place and 2-0 at Scotiabank Saddledome), leaving them 0-2 coming into tonight's encounter at MTS Centre.

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Laine hits the ice for the first time as a Jet

Second-overall pick returns from World Cup, along with Wheeler, Scheifele & Byfuglien

by Ryan Dittrick @ryandittrick / WinnipegJets.com

WINNIPEG - It was the moment we've all been waiting for.

Three long months after being taken with second pick in the 2016 NHL Draft, Patrik Laine took to the ice Monday for the very first time as a Jet, skating alongside the captain, Blake Wheeler, and fellow first-rounder Jack Roslovic in the day's early-morning session.

"It's awesome to be here, finally - and to be here with these awesome players and have a chance to get to know each other, it's great," Laine said.

"I'm having a good time."

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Leadership group returns to training camp

Wheeler, Scheifele, Byfuglien take to the ice at MTS Iceplex

by Mitchell Clinton @MClinton007 / WinnipegJets.com

CAMP | Blake Wheeler

CAMP | Blake Wheeler

Captain Blake Wheeler talks about Jacob Trouba, the World Cup and finally getting back to work after a long offseason

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For the first time since it was announced on August 31, Blake Wheeler, Mark Scheifele, and Dustin Byfuglien took to the ice in their new roles of captain and alternate captains of the Winnipeg Jets.

Wheeler and Byfuglien (USA) and Scheifele (North America) had been in Toronto for the World Cup of Hockey, and after being cleared by the team's medical staff, took their first strides at training camp.

"It's nice to get home, (and) nice to see the family again," said Wheeler, who finished with one assist in three games with USA.

"It's nice to get into routine here, get back with the guys, and try to get up to speed with what we're doing, and start to build some chemistry within our group."

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Stuart "holding out hope" that Trouba signs with Jets

Defenceman, agent released a statement late Saturday night

by Mitchell Clinton @MClinton007 / WinnipegJets.com

WINNIPEG - The optimism hasn't left Mark Stuart, or any member of the Winnipeg Jets just yet.

It could have late last night, when restricted free agent Jacob Trouba's agent released a statement requesting a trade.

But Stuart is still "holding out hope" that a deal can be reached.

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Morrissey looks to win job with the big club

21-year-old is entering his second pro season; had 22 points last year with the Manitoba Moose

by Ryan Dittrick @ryandittrick / WinnipegJets.com

WINNIPEG - Winnipeg Jets prospect Josh Morrissey is the quieter type in person, but his play on the ice during the first three days of training camp has been anything but.

"I'm feeling a lot more confident this year," Morrissey said following Sunday's hour-and-a-half long practice at MTS Iceplex.

"To be a great player in a great league, you've got to be able to do everything well. … I feel better and stronger than I ever have."

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